As a physical therapist with his own private practice, John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of related industries—particularly massage therapy, where he observed especially rapid growth. As the spa industry continued to expand, he noticed that hardly any nationally recognized brands resulted from that growth. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to fill that niche with a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 12 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
The floral family working behind the scenes of Wild Orchid Flower prepares fresh arrangements made from delicate blossoms sourced from around the world. Roses, lilies, and lilacs arrive to the shop daily from premium flower growers before they’re assembled into beautiful bouquets for weddings, birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other special occasions. Delicate rose and tulip petals comprise soft arrangements for her, and arrangements for men include fruit baskets and decorative cacti, which dudes like almost as much as footballs wrapped in bacon.
An independent, family-owned retailer, Staten Island Appliances Co. has been selling quality wares with aesthetically pleasing price tags since 1984. The knowledgeable staff assists shoppers in picking out appliances from brands such as Sony, Frigidaire, GE, Toshiba, Maytag, and Hotpoint. Get mornings started on the right foot with the aid of a De'Longhi espresso machine ($129) or six-slice toaster oven ($109), and then nuke a few noshables with a GE microwave ($119). A Coby 7" portable DVD player ($89) or 7" portable TV ($119) provide entertainment on lengthy road trips in vehicles that, despite being small, can never fit enough clowns. Professional installation and extended warranties are available with a range of products. Likewise, the shop maintains an online buyer's guide designed to ease the adoption of any electronics or appliances.
An affordable and monumental selection of sofas, beds, desks, and sarcophagi mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. A Matrix Accent Chair ($219.99) commands shoppers’ attention with its sleek, contemporary design, and Kira furnishings provide stylish sites for storage, studying, or snoozing. A Sydney Accent Chair ($199.99) or Cubit ottoman set ($99.99) anticipate increasing the comfort of various human inactivities, while the Romy Accent Table Group consists of one cocktail and two end tables, creating a table cartel ruling over a home's Speed Quarters surface needs.